Should You Reconnect With Those Old Friends?

It’s not unusual for people to move back to an old hometown or a previous hometown after being away for a long time. If you’re in the situation, you might be thinking about old friends that still live in that town. Should you reconnect with them? Is it a good idea to try and strike up a relationship once again? As it turns out, there are some very good reasons to reconnect with old friends in person (and not just on Facebook)!

  • Reminiscing is good for the soul: Remembering old memories, fun days, and things from the past that you once loved is really good for you. Once in a while, it’s fun to take a trip or two down memory lane to see what you may not remember, or what you might miss from those old days. Who knows, you may even be reminded of a hobby that you used to like, and you can take up that hobby once again.
  • You’ll get to compare the person that you were back then with the person that you are now. Hopefully, you’ve grown in a positive direction, but simply talking about the person that you once were will let you compare your past and future selves. You never know, you may want to adopt some of those older traits, or simply look back to a time when you were strong and happy, if you aren’t now.
  • You may find a relationship that you were greatly missing, and you may turn an old friend into a new one. Sometimes, people grow in different directions and have nothing in common at a later time in life. Other times, those same people reconnect, and find that they still have a strong bond, and that they really did miss each other. Maybe you’re missing out on a good friend, and you don’t even know it.
  • You now have the time to make the decision whether or not you want to be friends with that person once again. There’s a good chance that you didn’t actually make this choice way back when. Typically, people grow apart due to geography or other reasons, and often it’s not a choice to move away from a friend. Now, you have the time to really try to reconnect, and to see whether or not that relationship is worth keeping.
  • You can never have too many friends. It’s true, it’s harder to make friends when you become an adult for various reasons. But true friends, friends that really know you, are hard to come by. If you do reconnect with an old friend, you may find that you now have a very good friend to share things with, laugh with, and to help round out your current life. You can really never have too many great friends.
  • You may just have a few laughs. Even if you decide that rekindling a relationship isn’t going to happen, you can still sit back and have a few laughs with an old friend. What’s the harm in doing that? Not much, right? So, go ahead and make that phone call!

Getting the Nerve

If you’re already friends with someone on a site like Facebook, you can simply send them a note to set up a meeting time and place. If you haven’t already connect with them online, simply look up a phone number, and give someone a call. The very worst that can happen is that person doesn’t want to reconnect with you, but there’s a good chance that they do want to reconnect. Now, all you have to do is get to your old hometown!

Moving Back With Exodus

We get it — finding movers in Fort Collins that you can rely on is not easy to do. We also understand that you have a budget to respect, which is why we are more than happy to provide you with a completely free moving estimate that we will stand by no matter what. Whether you’re moving to Denver or anywhere else in the world, Exodus Moving and Storage will help you, and your stuff, get to where you are going easily and without any stress. Call us today for that free estimate!

If you’re debating whether or not to make the move to reach out to an old friend, take out advice and go for it. Have you ever connect with an old friend? How did that work out? Let us know by leaving a note on this blog, or by connect with us on our Facebook page.

Moving to Montreal? Here are the Best Neighborhoods

Exodus Moving and Storage is a Boulder moving company, but we can also help you move anywhere you want to go — including across borders. A lot of people move to Canada for work and for other purposes, and Montreal tends to draw a lot of new residents annually. Not only is Montreal a great city to live in, many of the neighborhoods are also entirely family-friendly. If you are looking to move to Montreal, and want to know where to look for a home, here are some of the top areas.

  • Outremont: Not only is Outremont one of the most prestigious areas in all of Montreal, it’s also one of the best to raise kids in. Filled with parks, great schools, and many different religious groups, you’ll fit right in if you move to Outremont — though home prices do tend to be higher in this area.
  • Notre Dame de Grace: Known by Montrealers as “NDG,” there are some excellent areas of this neighborhood that you and your kids will love. Plenty of shops and restaurants line the main drag, “Monkland Avenue,” and the area is filled with schools and other fun places for kids too. If you move towards Concordia University’s Loyola Campus, you’ll find a quiet area filled with adorable homes that you’re bound to love.
  • Saint Leonard: This area has a large Italian population, and is filled with quiet homes and quaint streets. There are some good schools in this area too, and housing tends to be affordable.
  • Ahuntsic: The great thing about Ahuntsic is the river the borders this part of town. If you love the outdoors and walking alongside the water, Ahuntsic might be one area that you have overlooked simply because it’s not as urban as some other spots.

Quality of Life

As with any city, if you plan to live in an urban center, you can also expect to pay a high price for a home. In the most popular areas, home prices start around $400,000 — and that will get you a two bedroom home. This is why most Montrealers rent apartments if they want to live amidst the action. If you don’t mind moving to the suburbs, you can find homes at a lower cost, but you’ll still pay for being on the island of Montreal, so you won’t find real rural prices in this city.

There are, however, many new condo developments throughout the city that are worth looking into. Many people choose to purchase new condos, and sell those smaller places to move to a larger home in a better area. Really, though, all of Montreal is safe and family-friendly. The quality of life in this city tends to be decent too, though taxes and the general cost of living is much higher than in other parts of North America. Montrealers pay around 15% sales tax, so take that into consideration when you move!

Getting There

You’ll need to book a long distance moving company like Exodus Moving and Storage in order to move from Boulder or other points in Colorado to Montreal. We’ll make sure that all of your items get to your new home safely, and all you have to do is get yourself and your family there! Keep in mind that July is the biggest moving time for the entire city, so it’s best to move before or after that date if you can.

If you’re looking for a moving company in Fort Collins to help you move to Montreal, contact Exodus Moving and Storage today. We’ll be happy to set you up with a free rate estimate!

The Oddest Holiday Traditions in the World

For the most part, holiday traditions in North America are pretty tame. But elsewhere in the world, some holiday traditions may strike you as just plain bizarre. Before you decide to call your Boulder movers and relocate, make sure that you’re not moving to an area where there’s a peculiar holiday tradition that may just creep you out — or more there knowing about the tradition, and wanting to take part in it!

Krampus: Popular in Eastern Europe, Krampus is a character that’s also known as Santa’s Evil Twin. Every year during the holiday season, adult men dress up in evil costumes, and wander around town with switches tapping people randomly. Krampus is supposed to remind kids to be good, and to stay off of Santa’s bad list, but really he’s just frightening!

In Norway, legend has it that evil spirits and witches look for brooms to fly around on during Christmas Eve. To prevent any spirits from stealing brooms from homes, all brooms are hidden, and the men of the family head outside with shotguns to wait for any spirits that might come around.

A KFC Christmas in Japan: In Japan, Christmas Eve dinner consists of a bucket of KFC. This tradition is so popular in Japan that reservations must be made in advance in order to get some of the good stuff for Christmas Eve dinner.

One member of a model Christmas village that you may not see anywhere outside of Spain, Portugal, or Italy is a figurine known as the ‘Caganer.’ These figurines are created with their pants pulled down, and those decorating the traditional Christmas village (with Mary and Joseph and all) put a Caganer in a corner to do his business.

A New Tradition for You

If you are planning to move to any of the countries mentioned here, you may find yourself enjoying a new holiday tradition. In most parts of North America, Christmas traditions include lights and gingerbread, but few include scary evil witches or devils! If you do find yoursel moving to one of the countries listed above, make sure to embrace the strange holiday traditions you find there. You never know, some of those traditions could be a lot of fun!

Getting to Your New Country

You will need to work with a long distance moving company in order to get where you want to go, and we can help with this kind of move. From moving within the U.S. to moving to another country, Exodus can help you move all of your things safely and soundly. Just call us today for a moving quote, for more information, or to find out about our storage space options.

We know that you can’t always move every item you own if you don’t have the space in your new home, and that’s why we have storage locker solutions for you. Call us today for rates and for more information about our storage options, or about what we can do for you where moving and other details are concerned. If you have any questions about our services, we’ll be happy to answer those when you call too (or you can find us on Facebook).

Do you have any strange holiday traditions that you’d like to share with us? Let us know by leaving a note on our Facebook page, or by leaving a note here. We’re better that most of the traditions elsewhere in the world are a lot stranger than what you do each year, but we could be wrong! We’d love to hear from you! Call our moving company in Fort Collins, and let us help you get where you need to go.

The Most Festive Holiday Towns

Some people go all out when the holiday season arrives, and some whole towns get into the holiday spirit too. If you’re the type that likes to play holiday light schemes in June, these are the towns that you should move to!

-The Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: while you can’t move to this inn, you can stop here on your way to your new destination. This inn isn’t called ‘The Inn at Christmas Place’ for nothing — the whole inn was created and modeled after Christmas, and Christmas is what you’ll get when you stop by this inn. Trees, trimmings, and all.

-Solvang, California: Solvang was settled by Danish immigrants during the 1900s, and today the town is the picture-perfect image of what Christmas in a quaint Danish town should look like. On the day of the Winter Solstice, there are many festivities including a colorful parade.

-Santa Claus, Indiana: Need we say more? This town wasn’t named ‘Santa Claus’ for nothing! Santa Claus calls itself “America’s Christmas Town,” and the whole town gets in on the festivities. If you really love Christmas, call your Boulder movers and pack your bags for Santa Claus, Indiana!

-New York City: If you’ve never seen New York City during the holidays, you have to check it out this year. The whole city is a glow with lights, festivities, parades, and shows — plus, you can get in on the famous NYE action if you happen to be in Times Square on the 31st of December!

-Durango, Colorado: If you have kids, you’ll want to live in Durango, where a real train pulls kids in PJs on the ‘Polar Express’ ride. The town itself just happens to lend itself to the holiday spirit too with plenty of snow, lights, and cozy nooks and crannies that you can just melt into on a cold day.

-Woodstock, VT: The annual holiday parade that happens in Woodstock is enough to get anyone in the Christmas spirit. The parade includes more than 50 horses and carriages, and the town turns back time to create an old-fashioned Christmas scene.

-Disneyworld: You can’t live at Disney World, but you can visit this magical theme park during the holidays to see what Disney does when it comes to holiday cheer. Lights, festivities, fireworks — it’s a Disney Christmas!

-New Orleans: every year, the whole town gets together in New Orleans to sing Christmas Carols in front of the cathedral — it’s hard to think of a more festive scene.

Booking Your Loveland Movers

When it comes to Christmas, you may want to live in a town that goes all out if you’re really into the holidays. If that’s the case, any one of the towns listed above will do the trick. But you’ll still need to get there (and bring all of your stuff with you!), and that’s where we can help. Exodus Moving and Storage is a full service moving company that offers complete help with your move from packing to unpacking.

Additionally, we also have storage locker facilities in both Denver and Fort Collins. Call us today to ask us about moving rates and estimates, or about our storage space rentals. When it comes to moving companies in Colorado, we have you covered! We also want to know, what’s your favorite holiday town? Is there a town out there that’s not on this list? Let us know by leaving a note here, or come and see us on Facebook. We’d love to know where you love to go during the holidays!

The Snowiest Places to Live

Mover in Boulder CO know that this town gets a lot of snow, so it’s the perfect place to move to if you love that fluffy stuff! But what about the rest of the world? Where are the places on the globe that receive the most snowfall? If you love to ski, snowboard, or just like the idea of a white town during the winter, here are some of the snowiest places on earth (mostly the US)!

  • Mount Washington, New Hampshire: There are a lot of great reasons to move to New Hampshire including no sales tax, a lower cost of living, and Mount Washington — one of the snowiest places on the globe. In some spots on the mountain, around 80 feet of snow piles yearly. You can’t live on Mount Washington, but you can live near it!
  • Nagano, Japan: If you move to Japan’s Nagaon area, you can enjoy plenty of snowfall regularly. This is one of the snowiest spots on the globe, and it’s also one of the prettiest.
  • Alta, Utah: Alta is a popular ski area for good reason — this spot is covered in steep and thick snow most of the year, and it’s the best place to go if you want to ski.
  • Fargo, North Dakota: By January, Fargo is usually buried underneath 12 feet of snow, and this town is known for being one of the snowiest around. If you really love the snow, Fargo might be your ultimate destination.
  • Denver, Colorado: If you’ve moving to Denver, you’re in for a snowy treat! Denver gets an average of 53-inches of snow each year, not too shabby!
  • Fort Collins, Colorado: Moving to Fort Collins? Even better! Fort Collins gets an average of 54-inches of snow each year, so it’s just slightly higher where snowfall is concerned than Denver.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: With 55-inches of snowfall each year, Minnesota beats both Denver and Fort Collins where snowfall is concerned. Not sure where to move? Why not check out snowy Minnesota if you love the white stuff?
  • Provo, Utah: Utah doesn’t have a shortage of snow, and Provo is one of the snowiest towns in the state with an average of 57-inches of snowfall per year.

Choosing from National Moving Companies

Whether you choose Colorado as your destination or you’re move keen on living in New Hampshire, if snow is what you want the places listed above will satisfy your need for powder throughout the winter season. Most of these places double as resort towns, or aren’t far from resort towns, too, so you can enjoy living in some of the nicest ski areas in the world should you decide to move.

If you’re currently looking for national moving companies to select from while in the process of your move, make sure to consider Exodus Moving and Storage. From moving to Parker to moving to Fort Collins, Exodus can help you pack, move your things, unpack, and set up your new home or business from start to finish. We also offer competitive rates, easy moving solutions, and a qualified moving team with years of experience. If you need to store some items that won’t fit in your new home, we have storage space in both Fort Collins and Denver as well – ask us about our storage space prices and sizes.

For those looking to have the snowiest winters available, nothing beats the towns on this list for snowfall. On the flip side, if you hate the snow, it’s probably best to avoid any town on this list! Call us today for a free quote and to set up your move – whether you’re moving away from or towards more snow!

Winter Weather Moving Tips

The holidays are fast approaching, which goes hand in hand with something else here in Colorado: winter weather. The snow, the ice, the frigid temperatures – either you love it or you hate it. There is plenty to do outside in the winter, but it’s not for everyone. Some prefer snuggling up by the fire, hot cocoa in hand, watching the flakes fall where it is warm and cozy.

There aren’t many, if any, people that will tell you the thing they love doing most in the winter is hiring a Boulder moving company and moving. It’s the reason the winter is a slow season for national moving companies in general. Economically, moving in the winter is the best decision you could make! If you must pack up and move in the middle of the winter, here are some tips so that you don’t lose your mind.

Safety first.

Winter weather can often mean slippery conditions. Whether snow or ice, one tiny mistake can lead to a big fall. Before Parker movers show up to load up your belongings on the truck, be sure you spend time making the driveway, side walk, and entry to your home clear of snow and ice. It’s definitely something the movers will appreciate, and so will you. For those stubborn areas of ice you just can’t seem to break up, you’ll want to turn to salt or other ice melting products. Give the product an ample amount of time to break up that stubborn ice, and apply more if the ice doesn’t melt quickly.

Are you going it alone, sans movers? Not only will keeping walks clear of snow and ice help you immensely, so will making sure your vehicle is up to par when it comes to handling the slippery conditions. You’re going to be driving with a heavy load, which actually works in your favor, weighing down the back of the truck or van. However, if there are hills along your route, you’ll want to ensure you have a great set of snow tires along with chains, a shovel, and some sand or kitty litter just in case. Kitty litter? What’s that good for, anyway? Well, if you get stuck, sprinkling a bit of kitty litter on the slippery patch just in front of or behind your tire can give you the traction you need to get unstuck!

Look to the pros.

Most people feel downright depressed thinking about the fact they have to move in the middle of the winter. That’s why choosing a Boulder moving company is the perfect decision. The pros are used to the challenges winter weather can bring to a move. If you decide to go it alone and rent a moving truck, you risk serious injury.

Even if you make it through the packing of the truck unscathed, now you have to negotiate this big rental moving truck through unfamiliar neighborhoods in the snow. If you think it’s tough to pull your sedan out of a slide, imagine doing that with a box truck! Your professional moving company is seasoned pros when it comes to driving that truck in any weather.

Be prepared.

We’ve mentioned the all-important ‘Essentials Box’ a time or two here on the blog. In case you didn’t know, the Essentials Box is the last box to get packed up and put on the truck, full of many things you will need first in your new home (think toilet paper, nails and tacks, cleaning supplies, etc.) In the winter, you should also be sure you load up the shovels, salt, and other snow removal essentials last. This way, when you get to your new home, you can be sure the walkways are safe to carry boxes across.

Be conscious of what you’re packing in the truck.

Certain things just won’t make it to your destination in frigid temps. Things like glass bottles full of liquid might freeze and break, especially if this is a long distance move. Be sure that those items susceptible to colder temps are packed up in your temperature-controlled car to avoid any damage. Wrap your electronics with blankets as well to ensure they survive the move just fine. Allow these items to come to room temperature before using them.

Plan ahead.

Before you chose your new home, you spent a lot of time researching – the neighborhood, the schools, things to do, property taxes – so why would your move be any different? Be sure to watch the weather forecast, being prepared to change plans if a big storm is predicted. If changing plans just isn’t in the cards, don’t sweat it – your moving company can handle it. Just be sure to monitor walkway conditions and keep it as clear as possible for them.

While moving is tough any time of year, it is especially so in the winter. Follow these tips to ensure the entire process is as smooth and painless as possible.

How to Buy a Mattress

Are you moving long distance? If you are, you may not want to bring your old mattress with you to your new place. That means that you’ll have to buy a new mattress, but walking into mattress store after store is really an odd experience. It’s difficult to sit on a mattress for a few minutes, and figure out if it’s the one that won’t hurt your back in a week or so. Sure, stores offer return policies on mattresses, but returning a mattress is kind of hard to do too (and most of us never get around to doing it, right?).

To help clear up some of the mattress confusion that can result from moving long distance, here are some ways to buy a mattress without frustration.

  • Don’t pick a mattress according to color and style. Have you ever noticed that some mattresses have fancy black or pink or other colored signs strewn across them, and some even say things like “the Royal Suite mattress?” Yeah, that’s all marketing. Don’t buy a mattress based on the names that companies create – that’s the most important rule, and it’s the one thing that most people ignore the most too.
  • Never buy a mattress that doesn’t come with a guaranty. Some stores will try to sell you a cheaper mattress that doesn’t have a guarantee, but it takes weeks to really break in a new mattress, so make sure you have at least thirty days.
  • Note that a mattress only lasts ten years. If someone tries to sell you something that will “last a lifetime,” don’t buy into this line at all.
  • Skip the mattress pad, the mattress spray, and the other extras. You can just buy the mattress, and there’s a good chance that you don’t need a pad or spray or anything else. And if you are buying a mattress pad, why not just go for a softer mattress?
  • Think about the coil type and steel thickness – not the coil counts, which is why most salespeople tend to talk about.
  • If you sweat a lot at night, you may want to look into natural fibers – a mattress that isn’t made of natural fibers will make you sweat more, so that’s something to think about if it’s hot in your bedroom or if you happen to sweat while you sleep.
  • Most people that don’t like a mattress in the store won’t like it when they get that mattress home either, and it’s within the interest of the salesperson to sell you something that you will like, or you’ll just return it. So, it’s not a bad idea to listen to a sales person.

How About Negotiating?

When it comes to mattresses, or any other large item really, manufacturers simply set the same price across the board for every retailer out there. Some retailers sell mattresses higher, but most simply sell them at the lowest possible price, so you might not be able to negotiate unless you are buying more than one mattress. Unlike cars, most retailers won’t negotiate when it comes to mattresses, but you can always try your luck!

Help Moving Long Distance

If you have decide to bring your old mattress with you when you’re moving long distance, hire a long distance moving company that can move that heavy mattress for you – you don’t want to break your back! Exodus is a long distance moving company that offers everything you could want when it comes to moving from packing to unpacking and including getting your mattress to your new home, up the stairs, and onto your bed frame.

Call us for moving prices and quotes — and let us know what you need help with when it comes to moving!

Where to Live for $1500 Per Month

The website Mashable has just published an interesting report titled ‘What $1500 in Rent Gets You in 11 U.S. Cities.” As you might have suspected, this article shows you what the average apartment would look like across the U.S., and the results are really quite shocking.

If you’re planning on moving to Fort Collins, you can expect to get a good deal for your $1500 bucks, but that’s not the case if you’re moving to NYC!

Take a look at some of the cities that Mashable has researched.

– Washington D.C.: planning on moving to D.C.? You can expect to get a one bathroom studio for $1500 – yikes!

– San Francisco: San Francisco might be fun to visit, but this city isn’t a blast if you have to plunk down $1500 for a studio with one bathroom and a two-burner stove (in other words, a seriously small kitchen).

– Boston: you’re not going to get a lot more in Boston than you would in San Francisco, but at least you will get a one bedroom instead of a studio (that two-burner stove might still be a possibility, though).

– Missoula, Montana: if you are looking for a place to move to (don’t forget to call your long distance movers to help you out!), Missoula might be the place for you. Missoula residents can find four-bedroom apartments that span roughly 1800 square feet in that part of Montana – not bad at all.

– Omaha, Nebraska: Omaha is comparable to Missoula if you’re looking for space. Mashable estimates that you can get a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, house that’s approximately 1400 square feet in size for $1500.

– Miami, Florida: to live in the sun in Miami, be ready for a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at around 715 square feet – a little bit better than San Francisco and New York City, but not spectacular.

Moving to Fort Collins

So, what can you expect to find in Fort Collins if you are moving to Fort Collins and you want to rent? For around $1200 in Fort Collins (according to the website Northern Colorado Rentals), you can find a two bedroom place with two bathrooms – that’s not bad at all! In fact, Fort Collins is an affordable place to live with a lot to offer couples, families, and individuals.

We also want to point out that our town is ideal if you plan to open a business. There’s a really strong sense of local business and loyalty to local businesses here in Fort Collins, and your business is welcome in our community. In short, don’t discount Colorado if you are thinking of moving long distance. While you can move to a place like Omaha, Colorado has a lot to offer where work, life, and the great outdoors is concerned.

What a Long Distance Moving Company Can Do

We know that it’s hard to move long distance! That’s why our long distance moving company has developed strategies to make your move simpler. In addition to helping you move all of your things, Exodus Moving and Storage also offers packing and unpacking services. Just think of how much simpler moving will be with some help from expert packers! We also know that you can’t always bring everything with you when you move, and that’s why we’re happy to offer you storage solutions in both Fort Collins and Denver.

If you are looking for a new place to move to, make sure to consider how much you can get for a certain price in various parts of the world. You may find a new town by matching what you can afford with finding a suitable home, or you may just discover that the rent prices where you live are decent after all. Either way, we can help by being your reliable long distance moving company. Call Exodus Moving and Storage today for a free price quote, or find us on Facebook to ask any questions that you might have.

Three Squared Is Making Container Condos

Here on the Exodus Moving and Storage blog, we talk about a lot of different things related to housing, moving, and storage. But every once in a while, something pops up in the news that’s truly unique – like the Three Squared construction project that aims to turn shipping containers into condo units.

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Container CC Photo Courtesy of Luke Price

Three Squared is a  modular living company that makes a habit out of turning old shipping containers into homes for people of all types. The project that the company is currently working on will have the same idea in mind, but it will include an entire building that will be constructed entirely from shipping containers, and later sold as condos.

With the Wright Help

As you might imagine, making a cluster of shipping containers look great is no small feat. That’s why Three Squared has teamed up with Eric Lloyd Wright and Associates (Eric is Frank Lloyd Wright’s grandson) to make sure that the project has a lot of style and architecturally pleasing elements.

The project is being called the Rosa Parks Project, and it’s already underway. The Parks Project will consist of 20 units that are comprised of more than 90 shipping containers, and the building will be four-stories tall. The condominium complex will also be energy efficient with ductless air conditioning and heating, which will reduce energy costs drastically. The Rosa Parks project is underway right now in Detroit, and the company expects construction to be complete at the end of this summer.

Moving Into a Novel Home

Three Squared does have a great idea. Shipping containers are often abandoned once companies no longer use those containers, and recycling them by turning the containers into homes is really a brilliant concept. Even though Three Squared hasn’t yet begun any projects in Colorado, the company does plan to expand across the United States and internationally over the next few years. When that time does come, residential moving companies can help you get settled into your architectural wonder.

Three Squared might be onto something with the new developments too. Even though the concept is somewhat different, turning things that have no real purpose into things that have a lot of purpose is meaningful and important for our environment. So, if you see a Three Squared project in your neighborhood, you may want to take a look at it. It’s easy to ignore a lot of new condo projects because there are so many in every town and city, but these are entirely unique, and we’re glad we found about about them, so that we can share this idea with you!

Helping You Move

It would be great to hear from some people that are planning to move into a Three Squared building, but even if you aren’t moving into a shipping container unit we can help you get where you need to go. As far as residential moving companies go, Exodus Moving and Storage is one that you can completely rely on when moving to Fort Collins.

We also offer storage rental facilities in both Denver and Fort Collins (though not in the form of shipping containers), so call us for storage or for your moving needs if you are moving to Fort Collins any time soon. Also, make sure to check out our Facebook page for tips on moving to Fort Collins, moving to Boulder, and for lots of fun updates. Have you seen this development? What do you think of shipping container homes?

Moving Away From Elderly Parents

Watching your parents age isn’t an easy thing, but it’s easier to keep tabs on them as they age when you live in the same town. But what happens when you have to move for work or for another reason, and your parents don’t have any other relatives around? This isn’t an ideal situation, but it absolutely happens to some people – and as your Colorado moving company, we’d like to give you some tips.

Jenny Downing

Serenity CC Photo Courtesy of Jenny Downing

1. Make sure that your parents have some kind of tech. Now, if your parents have never used a cellphone before and don’t know how to turn on a computer, you owe it to them to sign them  up for some classes. They should have a really good grasp of this technology before you move, so that they can speak with you via Skype, or call you from their cellphone when you are needed.

2. Offer to pay for their cellphone plan. Once again, you are moving away, so it’s up to you to shoulder this responsibility. You can get a basic plan that lets them call you. 3. Build a social circle. If your parents live in the same area that they’ve always lived in, they probably have a few friends to call on. If they don’t have any friends, try and find some activities for them to join, so that they have a few people to hang out with.

4. Offer to take them with you. If you are moving to another place for work, think about finding a home that’s big enough to accommodate your parents, or find a retirement home in the area where they can live comfortably – this might be a big fight, so be prepared, and call your Colorado moving company if they do decide to go along with the plan without a fight.

5. Consider hiring a nurse or a housekeeper. Make things easier for your parents in your absence. You can hire someone to cook meals, to clean the house, or to take care of any aren’t that has special medical needs.

6. Look into community programs. Some communities offer various senior programs that are free or relatively inexpensive. Find out if any of these things are available in your area.

7. Be kind and patient. Your parents aren’t going to like the fact that you’re moving, but you can’t put your life on hold either. This is a tough decision to make, and you can expect some anger coming from their side. In some cases, family counseling might be appropriate as well, so don’t rule out the power that a levelheaded mediator can have.

8. Get the moving wheels in motion. You don’t need to worry about moving details while you’re trying to iron out things with your parents. By hiring a reliable Colorado moving company, you can worry about those other details – and not about what box goes where.

9. Make visiting plans. Buy some open-ended plane tickets, and give these to your parents, so that they can visit you whenever they want to. Or, send tickets to your parents regularly, so that they can simply visit you when they are missing your company.

It’s really hard to move away from your elderly parents, and the distance will be tough. But if moving is the right thing for you to do in order to benefit your life and your future, no parent would want you to stay stuck in the present or past. Taking the time to make sure that everything is in place for your parents before you move is the best course of action. This way, the actual move won’t be so hard to do.


Call Exodus Moving and Storage if you need a long distance moving company, or if you have any other long distance moving questions. We’re happy to help!


 

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After every move Exodus Moving & Storage completes, we will request your input about your moving experience with us. Continuous improvement is the hallmark of our success as a company and we are always anxious to get your feedback on how well we did our moving job.

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The Cost of relocation is either based on weight or number of men and trucks needed as well as distance traveling. At no charge to you, one of our experienced and courteous Move Coordinators will review their move in great detail and provide you with an accurate move quote. Our Move Coordinator will also confirm requested pick-up and delivery dates.

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